Monday, March 19, 2012
25 OR 6 TO INDUCT: Spurred by that last post about the city of Chicago, the band Chicago has been eligible for Rock Hall induction for almost 20 years now, but have never even made the ballot. I am far from a huge fan, so can't Keltnerize them, but just off stats, they'd seem to have a good case--touring and recording pretty regularly for 45 years now (admittedly with a good deal of variation in the lineup, though four members have been with the band throughout), and the discography gives us 18 Platinum albums, another 4 Gold albums, 20 Top 10 singles (3 of which went to #1), a bunch of which are (admittedly cheesy) standards--"Hard To Say I'm Sorry," "You're The Inspiration," and "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" Admittedly, they're cornball (especially the 80s output), and the Hall hasn't been that kind to jazz rock noodling, but that statistical case is really solid.
Posted by Matt at 1:22 PM